Atlanta-based Actor Xavier J. Watson lights up the stage in "The Ancestors Live Here"

Celebrate Black History month with Actor Xavier J. Watson starring in Playwright Shahara Ruth's highly anticipated play “The Ancestors Live Here” at the14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta on February 13, 2010
Actor Xavier Watson
Actor Xavier Watson
Feb. 9, 2010 - PRLog -- ATLANTA, GA –  It’s only a matter of time before teenage actor Xavier J. Watson takes Hollywood by storm.  Watson, a passionate 16-year-old Decatur, Georgia resident is starring in Playwright Shahara Ruth’s highly anticipated theatrical work “The Ancestors Live Here”.   Watson, an author and actor, spends countless days auditioning for various roles, and he has been featured in numerous commercials, theatre, video and voice-overs and short films.  He had the lead in his very first SAG commercial (Gogurt) and was selected as Kid#1 for the Our Future is Green Video with the Mayor of Atlanta.  He lives to light up the stage. In school, Watson played “Simba” in The Lion King and this gained him major recognition in his school’s plays.  He also excels in his education and was Valedictorian in his eight grade class.
“The Ancestors Live Here” is an intricately woven urban drama. Watson plays the main character Johnny, a highly intelligent boy who doesn’t mind being a statistic. His mind is on being one of the cool kids in the neighborhood. Ruth’s play portrays the struggles that black males’ encounter, peer pressure, and the rites of passage that black men are faced with in growing up in America.  Johnny has to decide whether he will be influenced by his friends or his family. He eventually has to make a life-altering decision.  He has to decide whether he will use his talents to prepare for a successful future or will he use his intellectual prowess and choose the streets.  Watson shares the stage with E.D.I Mean, member of Outlawz, a hip-hop group founded by the late Tupar Shakur and a host of other excellent actors.  
  The play will be held Saturday, February 13, 2010 ; Showtimes 1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m at the 14th Street Playhouse, located at 173 14th Street, Atlanta, Georgia.  Tickets are $15-30. Tickets are on sale. Contact the box office at (404) 733-4738. The play contains language, drugs and violence...

More about Xavier Watson
Xavier co-wrote and published his first book, “Weathering the Storm: A Young Actor’s Journey to Hollywood”, with his mom SFC Tara Watson about his family’s survival of Hurricane Katrina and his journey to Hollywood. The book is geared to stir up your dreams and self-worth and reach for the stars.  The 54-page book starts off with the tragic day of August 29, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and his family's struggle to get out alive and then eventually spirals into the inspiring events of Xavier Watson's life in Hollywood. From information about Make-ups, Auditions, and surviving Hollywood in style, the book will motivate young people to pursue their dreams.

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